MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

Assistant Professor, Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Department of Nursing Foundations
Faculty of Nursing

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to more than 15,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

MacEwan University has a long-standing history of providing quality nursing education that is relevant and reflective of current nursing practice in the province and across Canada.  The university’s Faculty of Nursing includes the Department of Nursing Foundations, the Department of Human Health and Science, Department of Health Systems and Sustainability, Department of Nursing Practice and the Department of Professional Nursing and Allied Health.

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track appointment in the Department Human Health and Science, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. The initial instructional assignment will be in Edmonton, with the possibility of future instructional assignments including courses based in Ponoka and/or on-line. Travel may be required.

Faculty members in the Department of Human Health & Science are experts in their fields of biological sciences and nursing. Courses delivered by this department are provided to students in the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing Diploma and the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing programs. The interdisciplinary knowledge gained from these courses is applied within a variety of clinical settings as the students’ progress through their academic programs.
Requirements include minimum of 5 years of relevant clinical experience; a graduate degree in nursing or a related field, preferably at the doctoral level; and an active unencumbered license with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta. Candidates will also have recent theoretical and clinical teaching experience in nursing, preferably with on-line teaching and course development experience in a post-secondary learning environment. Candidates should possess a strong commitment to contribute to service opportunities within the Department, Faculty and University. An active research program and the ability to develop research capacity is preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations, if available), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, academic transcripts and names of three potential references.  Short-listed candidates will make a short teaching presentation as part of the selection process.
Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Dr. Paul Kerr, Chair, Department of Human Health and Science, at kerrp7@macewan.ca 

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category Full-Time Tenure-Track
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date A review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 20.10.086

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